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Traffic heavier than normal on M621 Westbound between J1 A6110 (Beeston/Farnley) and M62.
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Just spoken to a community group about their 10 year celebrations. They happened to mention that they received over £20,000 last year from the EU’s European Social Fund to help people back into work.
Let me know if a group you know has received similar help-my inkling is that they will not have been the only ones to have done so
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A letter writer in the Examiner recently had a go at eccentric Jake Mangel-Wurzel about all the stuff he has on the top of his car.
But the 78-year-old has revealed it’s just passed its MOT ... and a police inspection.
The correspondent from Salendine Nook near to where Jake lives on Lindley Moor wrote: “Why is it that the Huddersfield eccentric Jake Mangel Wurzel is allowed to drive his car with a plastic Santa Claus, a toilet, a chair and various other ludicrous items strapped to its roof?
A crowd of around 5,000 people made Deighton Carnival one of the most successful ever.
It all began with a vibrant procession which wound its way along the circular route of the Ashbrow Ward.
The 15th annual carnival featured Isle In Harmony Troupe from Preston, Whitacre Close TRA, Diva Fever, Rhythmix Street Dance School, North Huddersfield Trust School, Kirklees IYSS and Chestnut Nursery, Chestnut Childrens Centre and Bradley brownies plus many residents and local people joining the procession on route.
An 18 ton army tank turned heads when it was put on display in Huddersfield town centre.
The tank was at Hunters Estate Agency in John William Street, Huddersfield.
Director Tim Dickinson said he had decided to organise the event in support of Armed Forces Day, a national event designed to give ordinary people the chance to raise public awareness of the contribution made by those who serve or have served in our armed forces.
The University of Huddersfield has been rated top in Yorkshire for the quality of its teaching.
And its rated 17th countrywide beating some big academic names according to the Times Higher Education’s Teaching Excellence Framework.
The accolade was awarded based on sky-high student satisfaction levels, low dropout figures and graduate employment numbers – with these being the sixth highest in the UK.
Advance Warning - M62 Westbound exit slip road closed due to roadworks during the night at J25 A644 (Brighouse).
Between 20:00 and 0:00 from 20:00 on the 27th to 6:00 on 28th June.
Teenage rugby star Ronan Costello has helped five other people.
The family of the 17-year-old Huddersfield Giants Academy player have confirmed some of his organs have been donated.
Centre Ronan was left in a critical condition following the incident in the match against Salford City Reds earlier this month.
A lifeline asylum seeker support charity faces closure unless it can get more money to keep going.
Lucy Lucy, founder of Destitute Asylum Seekers Huddersfield, says only £500 remains in the bank account of the organisation which depends entirely on donations and hard-to-find grants.
As a result DASH has had to temporarily stop giving out destitution support which includes bus passes for asylum seekers’ who have no access to any other funding, including from the Red Cross.
Health bosses have hired a City law firm as a legal battle over a controversial hospital shake-up plan heats up.
And they haven’t set a specific budget for potential legal fees and costs – which could stretch into hundreds of thousands if the battle reaches the High Court.
Greater Huddersfield and Calderdale CCGs (clinical commissioning groups) have instructed London-based law firm DAC Beachcroft to help pass their Right Care Right Time Right Place proposal.
Well, that’s all from me. Handing over to Dave.
Traffic easing on A629 Calderdale Way Westbound between Elland Riorges Link/Lowfields Way (Lowfields Business Park Roundabout) and A6026 Wakefield Road/B6112 Stainland Road.
A Kirklees partnership commitment to a national scheme, which helps locate vulnerable people when they go missing, was officially launched at the University of Huddersfield by West Yorkshire Police.
Called the Herbert Protocol, the initiative encourages carers, family and friends to provide and put together useful information which can then be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing.
All vital details are filled in such as medication required, mobile numbers, places previously located, a photograph, etc. This way the record of information, which is retained by the family, can be provided to the police who will use that information in their search.
Named after a war veteran of the Normandy landings, George Herbert had dementia and sadly died while he was ‘missing’ on his way to his childhood home.
Dr Berenice Golding and Professor Janet Hargreaves, both from the University of Huddersfield, organised the launch and hope that by raising awareness of the scheme among carers and health professionals, vulnerable people will be safeguarded against this happening again.
West Yorkshire Police has been using the Herbert Protocol for two years and Det Insp Vanessa Rolfe, of Kirklees CID, is delighted that scheme is being launched in Kirklees.
Kevin Mosley, retired from West Yorkshire Police in February after 30 years service. During that time he wrote poetry and he has now produced a book of poems and is a reflection based on working for the police in Huddersfield.
Kevin, from Upper Cumberworth, said: “This I called Friends of Maxine and the book is named after this poem. I have donated the books to the Mission in Lord Street for them to raise money.
“I decided to support the Mission due to the fact that they support individuals that no other organisations want to be associated with and I have seen this help keep some people from getting further into criminality.”
Kirklees Councillor Judith Hughes remains chairman of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority for a third year.
Clr Hughes, (Lab, Almondbury), was the first female chairman of the authority when she was appointed in 2014.
The authority remains under Labour control for a fifth year running. Judith said: “I am proud to continue as chairman of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority for a third year, in what is a very challenging time for us as an organisation.
“With the Policing and Crime Bill currently going through Parliament, we could be facing unprecedented changes in the way the fire and rescue service is governed and in the extent of collaboration between the emergency services.
Reports of debris on road on M1 Northbound at J36 A61 (Birdwell/Sheffield North).
Traffic coping well.
A decade ago, the late amateur athlete Jane Tomlinson CBE was about to embark on her biggest ever challenge, an exhausting 4,200 mile ride across America.
Inspired by her remarkable courage, this summer, Jane’s husband Mike will take on his own momentous challenge - by cycling over 3,000 miles from the UK to Brazil.
Mike Tomlinson will be joined in the epic adventure by a team of supporters including TV presenter Charlie Webster and ex-Rugby League professionals, Huddersfield-born Keith Senior and Paul Highton as they journey from London’s Olympic Stadium to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
Setting off today and cycling some 90 miles a day over six weeks, the team aim to arrive in time for the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony on 4 August.
The challenge marks the 10th anniversary of Jane’s remarkable Ride Across America, which was to be her final challenge before her untimely death from cancer aged just 43.
Jane made headlines across the world by taking in a series of epic challenges from marathons to Ironman to cycling from Rome to Home. Her Ride Across America was to be her most ambitious challenge covering 4,200 miles over 10 weeks of cycling.
Very slow traffic on A629 Calderdale Way Westbound between Elland Riorges Link/Lowfields Way (Lowfields Business Park Roundabout) and A6026 Wakefield Road/B6112 Stainland Road.
Police say they are increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 31-year-old Polish man who has been reported missing from his home in Huddersfield
Sebastian Michalak was last seen on the morning of Friday, 17 June, in Ochrewell Avenue, Huddersfield. He has not been seen since then and has not made any contact with his family or friends.
Mr Michalak is described as a white man, 6ft and medium build. He lives and works in the Huddersfield and Batley area.
He was last seen wearing a cream/white zipped up hoodie with black and white check on the shoulders. He was also wearing black tracksuit bottoms with a white stripe down the side of each leg.
Det Insp Mark Colman, of Kirklees CID said: “Sebastian has left his wallet and personal belongings at home and has not been heard from for a number of days. This is out of character for Sebastian and his family and police are concerned for his welfare.
“We would ask anyone who has seen Sebastian or with information about his whereabouts to please contact the police. Similarly, we would ask Sebastian himself to make contact either with the police or his family to confirm that he is safe and well.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Kirklees CID or Adult Safeguarding Unit via 101.
“Every village should have one.....”
That was the quote overheard as Shelley museum opened its doors for the first time on Saturday with a grand opening at the newly converted building at the Methodist chapel.
Months of work have gone into converting the previously dilapidated former vestry and boiler room into a museum of Shelley.The museum covers the history of Shelley and features an exhibition on schooling and education in the village.
Janet Metcalfe on behalf of the organising committee was full of praise for the work of the many volunteers involved in the project especially Carol Hurst for her work on the Education exhibition.
The Museum will be open on the first Saturday of the month from 10am to 1pm including this coming Saturday, July 2.
At the same time you can also visit the historic Grade II listed Chapel built in 1785 where John Wesley once preached.
People can also visit by appointment by calling Carol on 01484 603836 or Janet Metcalfe on 01484 608126.
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